Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Release Date, Cast, Plot and Trailer

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero brings back the iconic gameplay of the Budokai Tenkaichi series. The game features an impressive roster of playable characters, each equipped with unique abilities, transformations, and techniques. Unleash your fighting spirit and battle in dynamic arenas that roar and come to life with your battle play.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Release Window

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero

Initially, fans were patiently waiting for the game’s release window. But now with the help of infamous data miners and modders, we have an exact release date for Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero. It was leaked via Bandai Namco’s own website.

A data mine from Bandai Namco’s website suggests an upcoming release date of October 1, 2024. According to X user and YouTuber @SrgioM3, and further shared by X user @DbsHype, the website lists an October 1st release date for the game. This indicates that Dragon Ball Sparking Zero, part of the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series, could be available in less than five months

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero is seemingly coming out just like the previous games in the series. It is known in the West as Budokai Tenkaichi and has traditionally been released in Japan in October. North American release dates have typically followed shortly after. Since this Dragon Ball game is adopting the “Sparking!” name worldwide for the first time, which was previously exclusive to Japan, the game will likely adhere to this release date tradition and be available globally in October.

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero, the latest entry in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, was officially announced in December of last year. Powered by Unreal Engine 5, the game will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Cast

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero cast

The game features beloved characters such as Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo, as well as the less popular but still significant avatars like Bergamo and Kakunsa from the Dragon Ball Super anime. Dragon Ball Sparking Zero also brings back popular mechanics like fusion, with characters such as Kefla and Gotenks included in the lineup as well.

Other characters include:

  • Gohan
  • Goten
  • Jeice
  • Krillin
  • Majin Vegeta
  • Majin Buu
  • Master Roshi
  • Satan
  • Nappa
  • Piccolo
  • Tien
  • Trunks (Sword)
  • Trunks (Melee)
  • Videl
  • Yamcha

New Characters include:

  • Beerus
  • Bergamo
  • Broly
  • Caulifla
  • Dyspo
  • Frieza
  • Future Trunks
  • Jiren
  • Kakunsa
  • Kale
  • Kefla
  • Toppo
  • Whis

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Game’s Plot

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero gameplay hero

Mike Chang, VP of Marketing and Digital Business at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., spoke about the game’s announcement:

“This is the DRAGON BALL fighting game players have been waiting for, bringing a new sequel for one of the most beloved game series based on the franchise to a new generation of players. It has been more than 15 years since DRAGON BALL Z: Budokai Tenkaichi pioneered arena brawlers, and DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO continues the legacy while adding new genre-defining features made possible only with the latest game platforms to deliver one of the most immersive anime game experiences of all time.”

Sparking Zero aims to outdo BT3’s large roster, providing 164 playable characters in this 3D fighting game, showcasing characters from throughout Dragon Ball’s extensive history.


Dragon Ball Sparking Zero game new elements

Check out the Trailer for Dragon Ball Sparking Zero below:

Main Gameplay Features

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero gameplay Features

According to the official website, these are the new gameplay features for Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero:

Experience thrilling, fast-paced 3D battles typical of the anime and video game series, featuring stunning visuals and authentic combat techniques such as beam clashes, rush attacks, lightning-fast movements, and devastating ultimate attacks capable of destroying planets.

Enter an arena that dynamically responds to your every move. Witness the environment react with remarkable realism as you transform or unleash powerful attacks. Leave behind a path of destruction as you engage in intense battles to your heart’s content.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero New Elements

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero game new elements

Moreover, while preserving the core mechanics of the series, Dragon Ball Sparking Zero introduces new elements to enhance the portrayal of high-speed and authentic battles. These include:

  • Skill Count – This is a metric that increases as you execute moves during battles, which can then be utilized to activate special abilities.
  • Short Dash – This technique allows for rapid movement, opening up various strategic options such as evading enemy attacks, executing charged attacks or Ki Blasts while in motion, or seamlessly transitioning into a dragon dash for powerful maneuvers.
  • Revenge Counter – This technique enables players to retaliate while absorbing an opponent’s attack, facilitating swift offense and defense reminiscent of moments in the original story where characters could counterattack even while under assault.
  • Super Perception – This command lets players anticipate and counter various attacks, including Ki Wave blasts.
  • Vanishing Assaults – This maneuver enables instantaneous approach and attack on opponents.

Check this space for more updates on the upcoming game, Dragon Ball Sparking Zero.

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